Cyclones add transfer from Butler

Nyamer Diew

AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball head coach Bill Fennelly announced Thursday the addition of Nyamer Diew, a 6-foot-1 freshman forward transfer from Butler.

“We are very excited to bring Ny back to her home state,” Fennelly said. “She is an amazing person who will add a great deal to our program both on and off the court. Her versatile skill set combined with her length and athleticism will provide us with many options in how we use her.”

Diew, who hails from Marshall, Minn., graduated from Sioux City East. In high school, she averaged 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and 2.0 steals per contest while helping the Black Raiders win two conference championships.

In one season at Butler, Diew averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. She appeared in 16 games, starting in 10, while averaging 22 minutes of action. Diew shot 36 percent from the floor and 33 percent from 3-point range.

“I am extremely excited to start this new journey in my college career,” Diew said. “The Butler University community will always be a part of me that I will forever be thankful for. I am excited to grow, not only as a basketball player, but a young woman with the help of the Iowa State women’s basketball program. My teammates have already been amazing, and I cannot wait to meet them all in a few weeks. The Iowa State community is one of the greatest I’ve heard about, so I cannot wait to get to work and play in front of these amazing fans. See you soon Ames and go Cyclones!”

Diew will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.


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